Book Reviews

Rescuing Australia's lost literary treasures

A new project is digitising some of Australia's most culturally important lost books, getting them into libraries and answering some important questions.

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Big books you finally have time to read

If, like many of us, you’ve found yourself with some extra downtime lately, why not see it as an opportunity to get stuck into a long novel. Here are 10 big books and why you should read them.

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Classic novels you always meant to read

Are you in need of a good book? Here are 10 classics that you absolutely should read if you haven’t already.

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10 absorbing books to while away the hours

10 top books from recent releases and a golden oldie – just because.


The important gift you can offer your grandchildren

The grandkids deserve our unqualified love, patience, care, moral and behavioural guidance and lots of reading time – and I mean book time, not device time.


US bookstore uses clever clickbait to trick people into reading books

A US bookstore’s ingenious internet campaign has used sensational, clickbait-styled headlines called ‘Litbaits’ to trick people into reading some of history’s greatest books.

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10 best books to read these holidays

Looking for a good book to keep you enthralled over the holidays? Whether it's a recent tale or a classic, here are our 10 picks that are worth reading


Book swapping explained

One of the easiest ways to indulge your passion for reading and save money is to join a book-swapping group. Find out how it works so that you can start swapping.

Australian education ranked poorly

The results from the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) undertaken to rank children’s reading skills at a year four level has seen Australia perform rather badly, coming in at 27th place out of 45 countries studied internationally.